Working from Home? It's Time to Call Your Auto Insurance Provider
- Many auto insurance companies already offered coronavirus discounts
- Why working from home can lower your auto insurance premium
- Take these steps to improve your chances of securing a lower auto insurance rate
- Here’s how to make changes to your insurance policy
- Other ways to save money on your vehicle during the pandemic
- The bottom line
Many auto insurance companies already offered coronavirus discounts
- Allstate issued a 15% payback for personal car insurance companies for the months of April, May, and June.
- GEICO offered a 15% credit on auto insurance renewals for personal auto and motorcycle customers between April and October of 2020.
- Nationwide released a one-time $50 refund per personal auto policy for all customers between March and April 2020.
- Farmers Insurance reduced premiums by 25% in April and 15% in May.
- Progressive issued 20% discounts on premiums in April and May.
- USAA issued 20% discounts on premiums in April, May, and June.
- Liberty Mutual issued 15% discounts on premiums in April and May, and waived late fees.
Why working from home can lower your auto insurance premium
Take these steps to improve your chances of securing a lower auto insurance rate
Let your insurance provider know you’ve been researching rates
Calculate your yearly mileage
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Review any other eligible discounts
- Bundling services discounts. This is usually automatic, but if your homeowners’ insurance and auto insurance are through different providers, consider bundling them to save money.
- Multiple car discounts. If you’re insuring more than one car at your address, consider putting them on the same policy to save money.
- Automatic payment discounts. Many companies will offer you a discount if you enroll in autopay.
- Full pay discounts. If your policy lasts six months or a year, you are often eligible for a discount if you pay in full, rather than paying monthly.
- Paperless billing discounts. If you opt to receive your bill via email, you could receive a discount.
- Online policy discounts. If you purchased your auto policy online, you could receive a discount.
- Affiliation discounts. If you’re a member of a particular group, you might be able to secure a discount (i.e. you’re a government employee).
- Credit rating discounts. Many insurance companies offer discounts for good credit, so be sure to review your options if your credit score has increased.
- Vehicle safety and anti-theft discounts. Some vehicles with specific safety features and anti-theft devices could qualify for these discounts.
- Student discounts. Some companies offer discounts for college students, students with good grades, or students studying away from home (and their car).
- Safe driver discounts. Continuously maintaining a safe driving record and accident-free history can also score you discounts.
Here’s how to make changes to your insurance policy
- Your policy information (you can pull this up online if you don’t have a copy)
- An overview of any changes you’d like to make
- Annual mileage decreases (if applicable)
- A list of discounts you believe you’re eligible for
Other ways to save money on your vehicle during the pandemic
Downsize from two cars to one
Store your car
Trade-in your car for a used vehicle
Ask to increase your deductible
Consider usage-based car insurance
The bottom line
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